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Photograph Album

ca. 1870s (made)
Place of origin

This is a page in a photograph album featuring a hand-painted watercolour scene of a pond with lily pads and flowers. An albumen photograph of a small child has been cut out and pasted onto the painting so that the child appears to be sitting on the top of one of the floating lily pads.


Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Albumen photographic print cut out and pasted into album with accompanying hand-painted watercolour scene
Brief description
Photographic album once owned by Miss Mabel Annie Burnip (1893-1984). The album may have been bequeathed to Mabel Burnip from Dr Ethel Mary Nucella Williams (1863-1948) of Stocksfield, UK. This highly decorated Victorian album contains photographic images collaged with hand- painted borders and embellishments. The album pages contain a mixture of photographic reproductions of paintings that depict social, historical, and religious scenes or events alongside domestic family photographs and cartes-de-visites of notable people including royal and military figures. The album is bound in red leather with the name ‘MARY’ embossed in gold on the front cover.
Physical description
This is a page in a photograph album featuring a hand-painted watercolour scene of a pond with lily pads and flowers. An albumen photograph of a small child has been cut out and pasted onto the painting so that the child appears to be sitting on the top of one of the floating lily pads.
Dimensions
  • Album page height: 264mm
  • Album page width: 214mm
Style
Credit line
The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund.
Object history
Photographic album once owned by Miss Mabel Annie Burnip (1893-1984) who was born in County Durham, UK. This highly decorated Victorian album contains photographic prints collaged with hand painted embellishments and decorative borders. The album pages contain a mixture of family photographs and carte-de-visite albumen prints of well-known figures including royals and military persons.
Other numbers
  • XRP695 - RPS collection - V&A identifier
  • 21B - RPS identifier - misc.
Collection
Accession number
RPS.1177:35-2019

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Record createdOctober 22, 2019
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